How often do you hear the following things? Or maybe even it’s what is proceeding out of your mouth each day, hmmmm?
How are you? Well as can be expected, I guess. Did you hear what ole so and so did? Or better yet didn’t do. Ya, know I just don’t know what the world is coming to. I don’t know about you but, my faith in mankind is going down the tubes and family sometimes is the worst. I don’t know what the heck my job is thinkin’ layin’ all those people off and expecting me to do three people’s job with no more pay. I am so stressed out I just don’t know what to do, hell I am loosing my hair! Good God, what were they thinking painting their living room that color? I mean Really, Purple! From what I see, The world today is all about Me, I for one am sick of it.
Well, If that sounds too familiar what are you going to do about it? Safe to say if 50% of your day goes like this, ” there is a lack of Moderation of the tongue in your life”. Life has thrown a lot at me lately and I caught myself being guilty of lack of moderation with my mouth! And truly this is a number One place where we really Need to have moderation. As what proceeds from the mouth, when spoken over and over again, will manifest. Think about it, How many times & people have you called or chatted with repeating the same negative conversation? I am guilty as charged and I am not trying to lay condemnation at your door, only trying to bring awareness and hopefully planting some new seeds that will bear better fruit. As I say often, Life is All About Choices; especially in what we allow proceed out of our mouths. I know, I know sometimes stuff just comes out that you didn’t mean to say or did you? To often we allow our emotions to guide & speak for us instead of operating out of “Do unto others as you would want done unto you”
That “as you would want done unto you” is the desires God has written on your heart, his laws of Love which, truth be told, we ARE ALL seeking. Those things mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13:4 which, by the way, the family of God gives us daily, then calls us to Share with those around us. It goes like this: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (Isn’t this the treatment your heart desires? It sure is mine.)
We ALL fall sometimes, we All make the mistake of letting our emotions and mouths runaway with themselves But, where the choice comes in is what you let take root in your daily lives. Ye Can and Do choose daily whether to let Negative Emotions run the show or the Positive spirit of God, written on your heart, proceed out of your mouth. The tongue is a powerful tool! Life and Death are found in it. The seeds of God’s spirit Are within you and by your free will choice you are well able to keep that tongue and those emotions functioning “in moderation”. Plus, It is undeniable we are All the better for it when we do. And that does Include you. This is why You must Seek God 1st that You might know and love Yourself, that then you might understand and Know better how to Love your neighbor. I speak from experience if you don’t Love, respect, have mercy and forgiveness of yourself, You will not be able to Give that to others either… you might try but, it won’t least for long. You can’t give Love if you don’t know it, you can’t receive Love if you don’t know it. It is true “Misery does love company” and if you are miserable and allow that misery to take root…it will bear Weeds that Will ultimately choke out the true you! Who is the true You? That beautiful, unique, image of God created by your Spiritual Father & Mother (Holy Ghost Wisdom). That individual who is part of the I AM and who can choose to develop “your natural state of being” to it’s fullest. How? Life has shown me it is by letting your brother, Jesus lead The Way.
If you don’t know Jesus very well, take his hand and check him out! It doesn’t hurt and really what harm would it be to take a little journey and see for yourself. I mean really, think about it…how much better do You feel when you hear or your conversation goes like this: How are you? Blessed! I am so thankful with all that is going in today that I have a job. I was able to get a lot of my work done and even had some time to spend with my kids playing in the lake…we laughed, shared a bite to eat, and had a real relaxing end to our day. Did you know Ms. Pink? well, she has Cancer and she is fighting it to the max not only physically but, spiritually praying, believing, and Knowing “She can Do it” What an inspiration she is. We need to put her on our prayer list cause you know, ” From our mouth to God’s ears”. Ya know my husband was on my nerve then I had to laugh as I realized he’s had a much rougher week than I and I bet I am on his nerve too. I think I’ll suggest we both take a nap and then watch a good movie. These are the ways of my brother, my BFF, Jesus.
The assignment this week, should you choose to accept is: Join Me & JC and let’s take the journey of the “Moderation of the Tongue”. This begins with that you Think before you speak, then speak as you would want to be spoken to. Speak Life not Death with that two edged sword called your tongue. Moving on daily “in His Word” Planting seeds with your Words that will allow ALL his promises to come to pass within your inner garden and the garden of those you interact with daily. Watch what your Words planted will grow. Did they bring clouds of stress raining down anger, pain, unforgiveness, backbiting, and misery or Did they blossom into smiles, hugs, joy, & peace providing an abundant harvest not only for You, but, your family and your neighbors?
I would love to hear the results of your assignment throughout the week..so please share by clicking Comments & let your tongue flow. Smile